I've only been working with horses for a year or so, and I've never really had to work with different kinds of horse equipment. I've always just had a saddle, saddle pad, bridle + bit, and breast collar for my friends horse that I would ride. So this year when its comes to buying equipment for my own horse and actually competing in 4-H events, I'm at a total loss.
Now, to the actual question. A good friend of mine told me that horses under the age of 5 years-old (Jake is 4) can compete in a bosal for 4-H.
So what exactly is a bosal??
I've searched them on horse supply websites, like Chick Saddlery, and I just keep getting side pulls and hackamores. Is that basically a bosal?? Because I though a bosal was different than a hackamore or side pull, but I have no idea.
Anyways, I just need to be educated on this